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Ring doorbell makes two-factor verification mandatory

Ring doorbell makes two-factor verification mandatory

Technology
Ring, Amazon's video doorbell system, has introduced additional steps to the way users log in to their accounts.Users will need to enter a password and unique six-digit code when they first log in to view their security footage or access the Neighbors app. On Tuesday, Ring also said it would pause its data-sharing with third-party firms.The change comes as Ring and Amazon face increasing scrutiny about privacy protection and data sharing.A BBC report on Amazon - which owns Ring - showed the company's extensive level of data collection. Why Amazon knows so much about youIn a blog post Ring's president Leila Rouhi said the company takes "digital security and privacy seriously" and would look at additional ways to improve security. Ring's new log-in system w...
After Paytm, Amazon starts physical KYC verification

After Paytm, Amazon starts physical KYC verification

Finance
BENGALURU: Deep-pocketed financial technology players are setting up physical infrastructure to provide know-your-customer (KYC) services for users, following the Supreme Court verdict restricting Aadhaar usage by private entities. Paytm has done it: It put a number of executives on-ground to nudge users to complete their KYC process after the verdict. Now, Amazon has started rolling out doorstep KYC services for its e-wallet users. Verifying user credentials physically is costly, but after the SC verdict, these companies have few options left to safeguard their existing user-base and add new ones. With Aadhaar, it was a simple matter of swiping a finger on a fingerprint reader. Physical verification involves submitting physical documents and having people verifying the authenticity of th...
Soon, online verification for passport, hiring driver, domestic help

Soon, online verification for passport, hiring driver, domestic help

Finance
Pan-India database on crime and criminals CCTNS has started facilitating online services such as police verification for issuance of passport, hiring of driver, tenant and domestic help besides registration of complaints of car theft and others. Deputy Director in the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) Prashun Gupta said the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS) is facilitating pan-India search on complete national crime and criminal database that is accessible to the investigating officers throughout the country. "The CCTNS is facilitating online services such as police verification for issuance of passport, hiring of driver, tenant and domestic help besides registration of complaints of car theft, obtaining copy of FIR, status of FIR besides others," he told reporter...
Aadhaar Paperless Local e-KYC allows offline verification of identity, limits data sharing

Aadhaar Paperless Local e-KYC allows offline verification of identity, limits data sharing

Finance
Following the Supreme Court judgement on Aadhaar and in order to address privacy concerns and limit data sharing, UIDAI has launched a 'Aadhaar Paperless Local e-KYC' method which is an offline method for identity verification wherein verification can be done without sharing biometrics or even Aadhaar number. This method also allows you to choose the Aadhaar related details you want to share for identification purposes. According to a Times of India report, government is pushing for offline tools to verify Aadhaar of a person by a method which will not require sharing of biometrics or involve UIDAI servers. According to the report, there are two ways of offline Aadhaar verification - by using QR code on the Aadhaar card and via Paperless local e-KYC. The Paperless local e-KYC involves gene...